Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Acquired and congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS)
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Cardiac channelopathies
  • Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Molecular autopsy
  • Molecular genetic testing
  • Sudden death in the young
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Unexplained drownings

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2000
    Fellow - Pediatric CardiologyMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1998
    Post-Doc - Postdoctoral Research - Molecular and Functional Basis of the Inherited Long QT Syndrome. Mentor: Stephen N. Thibodeau, PhD.Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1998
    Resident - Pediatric And Adolescent MedicineMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1995
    MD/PhDPharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1995
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1995
    PhD - Thesis: Molecular and Electrophysical Characterization of the Swelling-Induced Chloride Conductance Pathway in Xenopus Oocytes. Mentor: David E. Clapham, M.D., Ph.D.Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  7. 1988
    BA - Chemistry and MathematicsLuther College

Certifications

  1. American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Cardiology

Professional Highlights

  1. President, Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation, 2006-present
  2. Board of Trustees, Ronald McDonald House (Rochester, MN), 2002-2008
  3. 25th Young Investigator Award, Society for Pediatric Research, 2007
  4. Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2002